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Portraits by 40 Great Artists

By Juliet Heslewood

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Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 06 January 2011
Juliet Heslewood, art historian and author of "Mother: Portraits by 40 Great Artists," brings together a collection of portraits of artists' lovers, through history to the present day.
The evolution of such a portrait begins with a unique and intimate relationship. These lovers were important to the artists, each one making an appearance upon canvas or paper, in plaster or stone. Exploring notions of forbidden love, lover as muse, as spouse, as life-long friend, the author tells the stories behind each of the works featured, and what they tell us about the artist, their relationships and their place in history.
From Raphael, Rubens and Rossetti to Klimt and Hockney, over forty portraits make up this collection of artists' lovers. A fascinating combination of biographical anecdote and art history, it is also a celebration of relationships, partnership and love.

Table of Contents

Introduction 14 Filippo Lippi 16 Raphael Sanzio 18 Cristofero Allori 20 Peter Paul Rubens 22 Rembrandt van Rijn 24 Allan Ramsay 26 Francisco Goya 28 Theodore Chasseriau 30 John Everett Millais 32 Edouard Manet 34 Anselm Feuerbach 36 Dante Gabriel Rossetti 38 Pierre-August Renoir 40 Charles Auguste Emile Duran (Carolus-Duran) 42 Vincent Van Gogh 44 Pierre Puvis de Chavannes 46 Auguste Rodin 48 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 50 Georges Seurat 52 Giovanni Segantini 54 Maurice Denis 56 Paul Gauguin 58 Camille Claudel 60 Anna Klumpke 62 Gustav Klimt 64 Augustus John 66 Suzanne Valadon 68 Egon Schiele 70 Marc Chagall 72 Dora Carrington 74 Amadeo Modigliani 76 Man Ray 78 Frida Kahlo 80 Salvador Dali 82 Pablo Picasso 84 Stanley Spencer 86 Eric Gill 88 Lee Miller 90 Astrid Kircherr 92 David Hockney 94 Index 95 Acknowledgements

About the Author

JULIET HESLEWOOD studied the History of Art at London University and later gained an MA in English Literature at Toulouse. For over twenty-five years she lived in France where she devised and led study tours on art and architecture as well as continuing her writing career. Her books include The History of Western Painting for young people which was translated into twelve languages. She also wrote its companion on sculpture and Introducing Picasso. She has published collections of world folk-tales. Juliet now lives in Oxfordshire where she continues to write on both art and folklore and is a freelance lecturer in the History of Art.

Reviews

The art of romance might be a tricky thing to master but one author has at least been trying to get a grasp on what constitutes good romantic art. Artists & Illustrators A lovely hardbound collection that shines a light on the tradition of the artist and his muse. Cotswold Life A book that will leave you wondering anew what the Mona Lisa is really smiling about... The Dubliner The universal subject of love which informs so many works of art, literature and music, touches us all and nowhere more than in these pictures is it brought into such sharp focus. Manchester Evening News A collection of exquisite portraits which explore, describe and capture the complex quintessence of love through paint ad photography. As artists including Goya, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Schiele, Freida Kahlo and David Hockney immortalise their mistresses, muses, spouses and objects of obsession, so their emotions are expressed in a language beyond words. Easy Living What a delightful book. Yorkshire Gazette This beautifully produced, yet elegantly slim, volume proves you can introduce art to people without manufacturing something the size of the proverbial cofee-table book. Good Book Guide

EAN: 9780711231085
ISBN: 0711231087
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Dimensions: 21.74 x 17.78 x 1.42 centimetres (0.41 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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